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McIntosh looks beyond the finish line

In November 2014, Paul McIntosh decided he wanted to run a marathon. He recruited a group of friends and UNC School of Medicine classmates and the group started training. Only two members of McIntosh’s team knew the true reason they were running. The rest would soon find out. In January of this year, McIntosh announced…

Mrs. McClinton did not study black history — she lived it

If you want to stay on her good side, it’s best to address her as Mrs. McClinton. Not Dr. – “because it isn’t true” – and definitely not Hortense, because, in her 96 years, she remembers a time when white people called black people by their first names “to keep you in your place,” she…

Snowy winter week in Chapel Hill

Two winter storms in late February made for some beautiful scenes around campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Video by Rob Holliday, Communications and Public Affairs Published February 26, 2015

Three generations, one shade of blue

On Feb. 8, 1960 – exactly a week after four black students from North Carolina A&T State University led a sit-in at the lunch counter of a Woolworth store in Greensboro – about 20 men and women conducted a similar protest in downtown Durham. Among them was Edith Hubbard, who was a senior at Merrick-Moore…

It can be done

The most important lesson Chase Jones learned as an undergraduate at UNC Kenan-Flagler was a simple one: It can be done. The 2011 graduate credits this lesson – learned in Jim Kitchen’s entrepreneurship class – with giving him the confidence needed to found Vs. Cancer, his non-profit venture. “I started Vs. Cancer when I was…

Carolina leads efforts in clean tech

For two days, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill united a diverse group of 500 academics, professionals and students for one reason—to discuss issues and ideas surrounding North Carolina’s clean technology sector. The second annual NC Clean Tech Summit was hosted at the Friday Center on Feb. 19-20, but the hope is that…

Celebrating Coach

The sign that Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith was most known for – other than the iconic four fingers raised to signal the four corners offense – was the index finger of the scoring player pointing to the teammate who made the pass. The meaning behind the gesture: “You deserve the credit. Thanks for the…

Watch the Dean Smith Celebration of Life on livestream

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remember Coach Dean Smith and celebrate his life at a public memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Dean E. Smith Center. If you can’t attend, the Celebration will be available on livestream: GoHeels Link: http://www.goheels.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&KEY=&id=1317877&catid=0 YouTube: http://youtu.be/TMInnR987w4 ESPN3: http://es.pn/1CIvoU1 Reminders for attendees: Doors open:…

A role model for change

The first time Karen Parker learned about segregation, she was 5 years old. Mickey Mouse was coming to her hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C., and she wanted to go. But she couldn’t — just because of the color of her skin. “I got very angry,” said Parker, whose mother told her that the show was for…

Taking in ‘First Take’

Despite winter weather shutting down the campus Tuesday morning, nearly 300 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students trudged through the snow and ice to the Student Union for a live broadcast of ESPN’s First Take. As the University community — dressed in Carolina blue — surrounded the talk show’s set, five students from…